“Another thing you get as a cancer patient is a lot of football-coach
patter. “You can beat this; you can win; you’re strong; you’re tough;
get psyched.” I suspect that cancer doesn’t give a rat’s ass whether you
have a positive mental attitude. It just sits in there multiplying away,
whether you are admirably stoic or weeping and wailing. The only reason
to have a positive mental attitude is that it makes life better. It
doesn’t cure cancer.” -unknown

This is true, but the most important line is that having a positive attitude does make life better, actually much better.

Joel T. Nowak MA, MSW